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My Relationship with Food? It’s complicated

As some of you know, I’ve been doing some extreme, medically supervised dieting since late summer. I’ve lost a good amount of weight and my blood pressure and cholesterol levels have dropped to very healthy levels. I’ve been exercising more without dreading it and have been pretty happy overall. I decided that I would eat …

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West Virginia’s Little Italy Communities Courtesy of Jovina!

West Virginia's Little Italy Communities. It's been a while since I reposted anything from Jovina, mainly because I am a little behind in my reading and blogging these days.  I keep commenting to her about compiling all of her Little Italy material together into a book--she does such a magnificent job of describing the history, the culture and …

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More Yummy Stuff from Jovina – In The Mood For A Sandwich?

In The Mood For A Sandwich?. I haven't reposted anything from Jovina in a while but couldn't resist this post on sandwiches, or as we like to say in Rhode Island - sangwiches.  Jovina has a wonderful knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.  The oven fried green tomatoes look like my new favorite.  As usual, Brava Jovina! …

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Making up for lost time— another great Italian food,and more, blog to follow

The time snowed in with Nemo has given me a chance to rest, recollect myself and get to blogging again. Jovina liked one of my posts and when I checked out her site I got blown away.  Not only is it about Italian food, how to make and enjoy it, but also what it means to the people …

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Feeling Good about 2012

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas, I sure did. I had a festive Christmas Eve full of fishes (4 of 7), family and fattening desserts. Squid salad, scallops wrapped in bacon, shrimp cocktail, my mother’s fried smelts and my sister Donna’s broccoli rabe. Decadent desserts that I simply gorged upon. And my family, who I am …

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Struffoli – Italian Christmas Candy to Me

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/struffoli-recipe/index.html My mother didn't have the recipe written down for this one, so I've attached Giada's here. I trust her, and her method seems closest to my mother and Grandma Jennie Testa's. My mother told me to just use Wande dough for this but there are so many specific steps that I wanted to make sure that I …

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